Interviewer: And if we’re dealing with Nasrallah?
Michael Tsur: “It doesn’t matter how dangerous I am perceived to be in your eyes. First of all make your request nicely, in a way that respects the addressee. For example, at [West Bank] border crossings I’ve been imploring soldiers for years not to say, in Arabic, ‘Hand over your ID card.’ Why not say, ‘Give me your ID card, please’?”
Interviewer: Would that approach at least move us toward peace negotiations?
Negotiation specialist, Michael Tsur: “I want to say that under the right leadership, it would take half a year, and we would have coexistence here. I won’t say peace, because that’s a terribly dangerous word, almost like love.”*